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in america so that the wealthy don't have to pay their fair share. >> we need two words. presidential leadership, while not just taxing rich people. >> reporter: tennessee republicans lamar alexander and bob corker said the president has to take the lead. corker was not optimistic about the white house meeting. >> we're going end one a small kick the can down the road bill that creates another fiscal cliff to deal with this fiscal cliff. >> reporter: today's meeting at the white house is the first time since mid-november that at the present time has had all four congressional leaders in the same ram at the same time. their past fiscal cliff talks have not been productive. adding to the urgency, 2 million unemployed americans will lose their benefits on saturday if a deal is not reached. the nation's borrowing limit to finance is 16 trillion will be maxed out by monday. and it is unclear how lawmakers will move forward at this point, but if the senate is able to make a deal before the house returns to capitol hill sunday, house members will have about 24 hours to approve it. live at t
, a brand-new poll shows america is not quite ready to give the green leaf the green light. >>> this is a 9 news fiscal cliff note. >> fact, child care tax credits will be really reduced. right now a taxpayer gets a $1,000 tax credit per child each year. the credit kicks in when you file your annual income taxes, but if the reduction goes through, you will only be able to deduct $500, a 50% decrease. here's the back story. this year american families will claim over $38 billion in total child credits. if a compromise isn't reached soon, $37 billion in credits are due to be eliminated. why is this happening? it's part of an effort to slash $503 billion from the federal budget deficit through tax increases and deep spending cuts. >> you can learn more any time at www.wusa9.com and on 9 news. this has been a 9 news fiscal cliff note. >>> as we've been telling you here on 9 news, if an agreement cannot be reached by the 1st of the year, the cuts will have an enormous impact on houses, businesses and you name it and put a huge dent into medical research and drug development, possibly for years t
of gun owners of america thinks principals and teachers should carry guns to prevent more tragedies like nowtown. >> there are members of congress that would like to see the school zone gun ban done away w. i think that's en-- away with. i think that's encouraging. >> pro-guns -- [indiscernible] so work on what he called a reasonable approach to curbing gun violence. he says all options should be on the table. >>> we have live team coverage tonight of the gun control debate. and our scott broom has been talking to gun rights advocates in frederick. but first, kristin fisher was at a gun on the points rally outside nra offices here in washington. she's in the newsroom with more on what they are saying today. kristin? >> reporter: what they're saying is they want a ban on the sale of all assault rifles to people like you and me. they want them to only be in the hands of the military and police. it's something we have heard so many times before. but they're hoping what happened in connecticut is going to be the game changer for gun control in this country. >> i've got four grandkids. they'r
of america. >> reporter: the stage is set for a spectacular live show which is going to be hosted by neil patrick harris from the cbs show how i met your mother. song writing legend james taylor and pop rock band the fray are just a couple of the performers. the lineup changes every year so there's a different sound than in years passed, but there's also a different look this. year's layout is totally new. the white house now serves as a beautiful back drop as the first family is lighting the national tree. if you aren't one of the lucky ticket holders thursday night, there's still plenty of reasons to head down to the mall throughout the month. daily performances, beautiful decorations and free visits with santa to keep the family entertained. >> they'll find an entire christmas village, 57 trees, one for each state and the territories and the district of columbia. we have railroads going on around the tree and presents. >> what is left is that christmas pathway of peace which are the 56 state and territorial trees. the stage remains. we actually have daily musical programs. >> reporter:
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